Halloween Will Be Here Soon, Are Your Ready?

Challenged with the task of creating a card for a local Card Swap using our new wildly-popular Swirly Birds Stamp Set, I wanted to create a card that was unique and that I hadn’t seen among all the hundreds of samples available online.  Then, the idea stuck me.

My mom is ever working ahead in making her holiday cards for family and close friends.  Usually, she has her handmade Christmas cards ready to go sometime during the summer months.  I don’t think I’ve ever had my Christmas cards ready that early.  Have you?  Using her inspiration for working ahead of schedule, I chose Halloween for my card theme.  It won’t be long until we’ll be thinking about Halloween.  I am certain you can already find Halloween candy available in your local stores already.

Swirly Bird Halloween_BBB_1.0

For this card, I used the Swirly Bird Stamp Set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits which come as a discounted Bundle in the new 2016-2017 SU! Catalog, along with Whisper White, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  For the die-cut leafy swirl in the center and the two bats I used Black Glimmer Paper (not available in the 2016-2017 SU! catalog).  I used the Elegant Butterfly Punch to create the two bats.  However, you can use Basic Black cardstock for these pieces then add Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in Clear to give them some shimmer, if you prefer some shimmer.  If you like some shimmer and have not tried the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, I encourage you to try it; it looks great and adds that special touch to your cards.

What I like about this card design is, you can easily adapt it for use in making cards for other holidays (e.g. Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, Easter) by just changing up the colors used and the embellishments.

Halloween parties are very popular these days among children and adults.  This card could easily be used as an invitation for a spooktacular Halloween party containing all the party details on the inside.  Speaking of the inside of the card, here is how I finished off the inside for you today, leaving space for a nice hand-written note.

Swirly Bird Halloween_BBB_1.1

So, what do you think of this card?  Share a comment or two below and let me know.  Does it help to inspire you with some other ideas for other occassions?

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17 Responses to Halloween Will Be Here Soon, Are Your Ready?

  1. So Cute! I normally do not send out Halloween cards, but since I moved away from the Grand-daughters…I am going to send cards this year! Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Carol says:

    I love this card so much! I will definitely be CASE-ing it this fall. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Linda B says:

    Carol, this was such a cute idea for a Holloween card. I love this set and this is another great way to use it!

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  4. Katy McGloin says:

    Lynn, what a great way to use the butterfly punch! TFS. Awesome card for Halloween….

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  5. Cyndi says:

    Love love love this card. I love fall and Halloween I will be casing this card. Thanks for the inspiration

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  6. Bree J. says:

    Lynn, Your Halloween card is just too cute! Love your creative use of the Elegant Butterfly punch to make the bats. Hmm, may have to CAS this card for Halloween. TFS

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  7. JoEllen Zabel says:

    Awesome card! The flexibility for other holidays is great. Than you

    Like

  8. Ann Gaskamp says:

    Your card is very pretty. The color combination is nice.

    Like

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